Poetry Society of New Hampshire - Martha Collins and L.R. Berger

cover art for Indebted to Wind by LR Bergercover art for Casualty Reports by Martha CollinsWednesday, November 16th, 2022, 4:30-6pm, in-store

Join the Poetry Society of New Hampshire for an afternoon of verse! Their poets this month are Martha Collins, and L.R. Berger

Martha's newest poetry collection is Casualty Reports. Stylistically innovative, deeply moving, carefully researched, Martha Collins's eleventh volume of poetry combines her well-known attention to social issues with the elegiac mode of her previous book. She focuses here on race, gun violence, recent wars, and, in an extended sequence, the history of coal—first as her ancestors mined it, then from its geological origins to our ecologically-threatened present. Casualty Reports is both indictment and lament, a work that speaks forcefully to our troubled history and our present times. 

LR's most recent poetry collection is Indebted to Wind. "The wind in these eloquent, elegant, tensile poems is present as spirit, of course; as spirit it can manifest as the longing or fate of the body (it expires), as intellectual momentum (it inspires), as power for social justice (it aspires). In all these modes, L.R. Berger both controls the energy as form, and honors the charge of the moment—perception by brilliant perception, breath by mortal breath."—Stephen Tapscot

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Event date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Casualty Reports: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) By Martha Collins Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780822966869
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - October 11th, 2022

Stylistically innovative, deeply moving, carefully researched, Martha Collins’s eleventh volume of poetry combines her well-known attention to social issues with the elegiac mode of her previous book.


Indebted to Wind By L. R. Berger Cover Image
$18.25
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ISBN: 9781736847732
Published: Deerbrook Editions - August 14th, 2021

The wind in these eloquent, elegant, tensile poems is present as spirit, of course; as spirit it can manifest as the longing or fate of the body (it expires), as intellectual momentum (it inspires), as power for social justice (it aspires). In all these modes, L.R.